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News from HoCo Climate Change 

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Newsletter
Highlights
Circles
 
Choices for
Sustainable Living

Spring 2014
Explore the meaning of sustainability and the steps that can be taken to move toward ecologically sustainable lifestyles and communities.

Change by Degrees: Addressing the Climate Challenge
Spring 2014
Learn more about global warming and explore the big picture of energy.

More Info
Check out the topics here

The Cove Point battle goes nationwide, with an article by Mike Tidwell and Bill McKibben in Politico.  
HoCo Climate Change 
member Dan Helfrich 
created an online resource with information about climate change, how to reduce one's carbon footprint, and how to take action. 
If you are interested in showcasing your home or business to show others that it is possible to both live green and live well, please click here.
 

KXL pledge & webinar

More than 94,000 have signed the pledge! Join the Resistance and sign the Keystone XL Pledge here.  Sign up for local training for civil disobedience here. 
 

 

Advocacy Team
Monday, April 7, 
7 p.m.
 
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend. 

 
Steering Committee
Monday, March 31, 
7 p.m
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
410-730-7740
if you plan to attend.
 
Circle Committee
Friday, April 11
9 - 11 a.m.

at Charlie's house.
Email Charlie
if you plan to attend.

          
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Cove Point is our KXL

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 Wind Power at Risk
Instead of a moratorium on fracking, we might get stuck with a 15-month moratorium on land-based utility-scale wind power. HB 1168, which passed in the House of Delegates, would prohibit wind farms within 56 miles of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland. The bill will be heard in the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Article here. Contact your state senator here ASAP.
 
Wind Power for Your Home
Learn how to lower your carbon footprint
Groundswell, a local nonprofit, is forming a group of people interested in clean, affordable energy. Join the group by April 16 and let Groundswell research, negotiate and vet the energy suppliers on your behalf to get the best rates for your home. Save by taking advantage of group rates and pricing. Read more about your options. No obligation to join.  You decide whether to enroll once the rates are announced.





                              
                                                                                 

Local Events
 

Water Quality Begins At Home
April 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Howard Community College
www.hcgreenfest.org

Email to help table

 
                                                                                 
 
Maryland & DC Events

Gasland II screenings 
Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. -  Olney.  Details
Saturday, March 29, 6 p.m. - Frederick. Details

Drill Baby Drill film screening
Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., Anacostia in DC

A movie about Chevron's plan to frack in Poland and the response from a small village. Part of the DC Environmental Film Fest. Discussion follows screening. FREE. No tickets required. More Info.

The Dirty Energy Road Show
Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m., Greenbelt

Eric Blevins of Tennessee examines the parallels of coal and nuclear power to other polluting power sources. Details here.
 
Sandra Steingraber
Biologist, author, fractivist will speak about 
"The Fracking of America: Ethics and Impact"
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m., Loyola University

Free. Details here

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters 
by Robert K. Musil
Book talk and signing at Barnes & Noble, Bethesda
 Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. Details here.  

 
Climate Reality Presentation by Sara Via
Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., Rockville
Details here
 
 Find more events on our website.
 
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.
 
                                                                                

Save the Date

Celebrate Earth Week and
the 5th Anniversary of the Earth Forum

Sunday, April 27, 2 - 4:30 p.m., Columbia
 
"Reject and Protect" Rally and March
Sunday, April 27, in DC 
Join thousands of people to stand with pipeline fighters from the front lines. It’s time to Reject Keystone XL.
 Sign up & to get details.

Thursday, May 8
Rally at the EPA to seek reopening of fracking water pollution investigations in Dimock, Pa., and elsewhere. Details coming.                                                                      

Climate Change News

                                                                              


Teleconferences 

Twice-monthly, Wednesdays at noon
Info here
April 2
Women, Development, Climate Change
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